A $3.8 million federal grant will provide funds to add compressed natural gas fueling pumps at truck stops along Interstate 70 in central and western Kansas, a stretch advocates say is currently lacking.
The Kansas Corporation Commission is considering allowing electric utilities in the state to impose a demand fee on customers with distributed generation — a fee that one solar advocate termed “very punitive.”
In Kansas, which ranks 48th in the nation for its lack of energy efficiency incentives, regulators have rejected most parts of a utility proposal to establish a set of efficiency benefits for its customers.
Bills before the Nebraska and Kansas legislatures to allow electricity customers to choose their power provider are being viewed with caution, and a little skepticism, by clean-energy promoters in the two states.
Efforts to expand electric vehicle infrastructure in the Kansas City are hitting a roadblock amid pushback from state regulators.
Much about a Kansas study of the costs and benefits of solar remains to be determined, such as how long comments will be accepted, and the amount and nature of the interaction among intervening parties.
A Kansas City-based utility has proposed a new set of energy efficiency programs that could bring substantial energy-saving benefits to the majority of electric customers in Kansas. However, consumer advocates say the program will not be worth the cost, while clean-energy supporters say the utility could go further with its plan.
A conservation group has identified three Midwest wind projects among ten nationally that it says show a need for greater regulation to protect birds.
As Kansas explores options to comply with the Clean Power Plan, advocates are concerned efficiency is getting short shrift.
A bill moving promptly through the Kansas legislature appears to some observers as a back-door effort to interfere with the development of wind energy in the state.